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Register for the Brandeis Novel Symposium

December 10th, 2018

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BNS 2019: Graphic Novels

Welcome to the Brandeis Novel Symposium, an annual one-day conference that will hold its third annual meeting Friday April 12, 2019. Each year, the conference will have a dual focus: both on a particular novel and on theoretical and scholarly questions raised by the novel more generally. This year’s theoretical and critical topics unfold around the question of the graphic novel: last year’s symposium was about science fiction and centered on The Three Body Problem; the inaugural event in 2017 was on Karl Ove Knausgard’s My Struggle.

This year, the BNS board has chosen to focus on another fascinating edge case,  the graphic novel. Even that label is a disputable one: many scholars prefer to speak of comics, and many of the works classed as graphic novels do not fit the traditional genre criteria for the novel per se. Indeed, one of the two texts we have chosen, Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home, is a memoir. The other, Sonny Liew’s brilliant The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, has a fictional protagonist, but is studiously faithful to the historical upheavals around Singapore’s independence struggles. So we anticipate that the papers and the discussion will not only zero in on the particular attributes of the books in question, but will also radiate outward to reflect upon the questions of genre and categorization that make the evolving field of the graphic narrative arts so fascinating.

As always, we encourage but do not require you to read Fun Home  and The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye in advance of the conference: if you can, please buy them at an independent local store like Million Year Picnic or New England Comics. There will also be some discussion (and a mixed graduate and undergraduate seminar in the morning) that focuses on Scott McCloud’s Understanding Comics.

You can register here: https://bns2019.wordpress.com/register/

Upcoming Event: Worlding Realisms

March 24th, 2017

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Upcoming Event: Lilith Magazine and Jewish Feminism

March 15th, 2017

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LOOKING BACK, LOOKING FORWARD
​​A symposium celebrating the Lilith magazine archives and Jewish feminist collections at Brandeis University
​March 26 – 27​, 2017​

Kindly R.S.V.P. to Erin Warnke (warnke@brandeis.edu) by March 22

Join us as we look at Lilith’s “independent, Jewish & frankly feminist” history in the context of 40 years of its archives—manuscripts, photographs, letters, cover art, notes, drafts, and much more, spanning approximately 70 linear feet and forming a cornerstone of Jewish feminist archival collections in the Brandeis Library.

Sunday afternoon will feature a panel of writers and activists discussing themes ​Lilith has explored in over four decades of feminist transformation, ​with a reception to follow.
Monday will include a special conversation in the archives with Lilith’s editor in chief.

​For details of the event, please visit the event website here: go.brandeis.edu/lilith.
​​Sponsored by the following units of Brandeis University:
American Studies; Journalism; Near Eastern and Judaic Studies; Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; English; Creativity, the Arts and Social Transformation; International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life; Brandeis Alumni & Friends; Hadassah-Brandeis Institute; Office of the Provost; Creative Writing; Women’s Studies Research Center; University Archives & Special Collections
and generously supported by Elaine Reuben ’63.

Upcoming Event: Rule of Law, Politics, Equality and the Media

March 9th, 2017

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You are cordially invited to
Rule of Law, Politics, Equality and the Media:
Neil Gorsuch and the Dawn of the Trump Era Court

Thursday
March 9
4:30 – 6 pm
Rapaporte Treasure Hall
Goldfarb Library

Five Brandeis faculty members offer their thoughts on the Confirmation Hearing for Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch, and what it might tell us about issues facing the country and our community.

Panelists:
Professors Anita Hill, Jeffrey Lenowitz, Eileen McNamara, Susan Parish, Michael Willrich with Moderator Professor Jill Greenlee
Cosponsors: Brandeis University, African and Afro-American Studies, American Studies, Heller, History, Journalism and Politics

Upcoming Event: #BrandeisDialogues: Implications of the Political Campaign

September 22nd, 2016

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Brandeis Dialogues

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